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3 months ago
Location: Folkestone
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT
Category: Creative Jobs
Java Developer - Systems Consultant (2) CHMC


* SAG02386

Job Title

* Java Developer - Systems Consultant (2) CHMC


* Saga Services Ltd


* Folkestone

Closing Date

* 22/05/2018 22:59

Job Description Summary

When you join Saga we welcome you with open arms and we fuel your career possibilities. We support. We encourage. We champion you to reach your full potential

This role is an important part of the IT team who strive to facilitate, to help and support the CHMC function of the business

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of new functional changes within the1Insurer claims application. Although primarily a JAVA development role, the jobholder will also be responsible for supporting the technical development of Trainee Systems Consultant and Systems Consultant (1) roles.

You will bring experience of technical project management and development methodologies. A thorough understanding of HTML, CSS and client-side scripting and relevant programming knowledge.

And in return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.


* Relevant programming knowledge (JAVA, JSP)

* Thorough understanding of HTML, CSS and client-side scripting

* SQL Server T-SQL/SSIS/DTS would be advantageous

* Experience of technical project management and development methodologies

* Systems Analysis and Design knowledge.

* Good database design

* Understanding of web security, usability, accessibility and general web standards.

* Keeps up to date with industry standards and best practice


* No direct line management responsibilities unless nominated to deputise for the Manager in his absence. Seniority does embrace mentoring new team members. This includes knowledge transfer, provision of advice/guidance and ensuring adherence to standards.

* Work allocation to other members of the team within parameters set down by the Manager.

* Provide regular progress reports to Manager.

* Adhere to Company and Departmental standards. Recommend improvements where appropriate.

* Reporting of progress/problems/concerns/issues to IT Management.

* Ability to communicate ideas and complex technical concepts clearly in plain English.

* Any instances of system unavailability for whatever reason to be notified to the IT Manager immediately

* Undertake business analysis in order to establish business requirements.

* Produce Terms of Reference where applicable.

* Produce feasibility studies and cost/benefit justifications.

* Detailed analysis of user requirements for new systems and the continued maintenance/enhancement of current systems. Provide advice where alternative solutions exist.

* Provision of estimates for fixes/enhancements/new systems requested by the business.

* Produce Functional Specifications using jargon free language which can be understood by users. Give formal presentations where appropriate.

* Produce Technical Specifications where appropriate.

* Systems design.

* Programming in relevant languages as appropriate with adherence to best practice in security, usability and accessibility.

* Unit testing, system testing and user training. Assist users with their acceptance testing.

* Ensure that all work undertaken has been documented on the correct forms with authorising signatures in place before putting the fix/enhancement/new system forward for application to the ‘live’ environment using the Change Management Procedure (Fast Track or Release).

* Ensure that appropriate levels of documentation are in place.

* Any other duties requested by IT Management.

The Individual

Degree level qualification is preferred; however relevant business and/or technical experience would represent an acceptable equivalent.

Personal Characteristics:

* Good analytical, systems design and technical skills

* Ability to communicate with users, team members and managers.

* Good time management.

* Ability to move into other Development or Support Teams and to quickly become effective

* Ability to communicate ideas and complex technical concepts clearly in plain English.

* Commitment

Additional information

The duties listed are not exhaustive. Additional hours of work may be required, as determined by the needs of the business. Managers and staff may be required to undertake additional duties, responsibilities and projects as appropriate.

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